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Name: Leah
Status: other
Age: 30s
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Date: 2001-2002


Question:
I am a reporter for The Metropolis Planet Newspaper (www.metropolisplanet.com). Our boss brought in some buckeyes to work and that led to a discussion about what buckeyes are and what their purpose is. From searching the net I gather that buckeyes are similar to chestnuts? What are they exactly and are they used for? Just a curious reporter trying to find some answers.


Replies:
The following compares & contrasts true chestnuts (genus = Castanea) vs. horsechestnuts & buckeyes (genus = Aesculus):

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC3270.htm

http://hgic.clemson.edu/PDF/HGIC3270.pdf

The following are helpful re. buckeyes:

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/commontr/buckeyes.htm

http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/ODNR/Education/infobuckeye.htm

http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~herb/buckeye.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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